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Rood Boven Groen offers shipowners and seafarers expertise and service in shipping ‚Äč‚Äčlegislation and regulations. Our focus is mainly on ISM, ISPS and MLC compliance, STCW training courses and application for Dutch certificates of competence.



Online, on board or in a classroom, at any desired location. In accordance with STCW 2010 or custom built in accordance with your wishes. Here you will find our overview.


Separately or combined in an integrated management system, we help you to comply with the legal requirements with the help of clear management systems. Do you want to know which systems are available and whether it applies to you? Read more here. ...



Corona - Guidance for Ship Operators

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued new guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. Among other things, the document advises on managing port entry restrictions and offers practical protective measures for seafarers, including an outbreak management plan.

October 2018. Approval DSD and SA of Rood Boven Groen

We are proud to announce that our training DESIGNATED SECURITY DUTIES is again approved by the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate (NSI) without any remarks. This means, that for the next 5 years we can continue to offer our top class training in the classroom, at nautical schools, and on board.

Our computer based training, SECURITY AWARENESS was also approved by the NSI without any remarks in regards to the content of the training. However, a system to guarantee an adequate identification of the student, whilst acting according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was not evident. We are making every effort to change this because we passionately believe in e-learning. We believe in offering our training without time and location constraints, which is especially suitable for the maritime industry with its constant and dynamic training needs.

October 2018. Recovery of persons from the water

The RescueNet of Waterworks and Rood Boven Groen is appreciated by more and more customers. Recently, we have been able to supply three updated nets to a customer who already has 4 pieces in use. Since July 2014, ships must have a procedure in accordance with SOLAS Regulation III / I7-1 on how to rescue persons from the water. Often a lifeboat or rescue boat is used, but it still was not easy to get a person back on board as horizontally as possible. With a RescueNet in the dinghy this becomes much safer and very easy. A short 'live-footage' can be found on youtube.

With its small size and weight, it fits all rescue boats, and only costs 1 / 5th of a Jason Cradle

May 2018. Approval online STCW training RBG by Dutch Ministry

29 May 2018 - In order to serve the ever-changing market and to react effectively to the growing demand of STCW trainings for international passenger vessels, Rood Boven Groen has, in association with Skillsafe and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, developed a complete new concept:

During the online training, onboard or at home, the student can study in his/her own time and at their own pace. After a short theoretical test, the contents of the training will be exercised onboard. With a Captain’s letter the student can request a certificate.

This new form of training has several advantages: The Shipping Company and the student have no travel or hotel costs, the student determines his own timing and learning curve and last but not least this way of training includes practical training on board.

Rood Boven Groen is the first Company in the Netherlands that has achieved an approval for STCW online trainings. We offer Crowd Management, Passenger Safety-Cargo Safety-Hull Integrity and Company Security Officer online at More courses will follow after successful evaluation.

May 2018. MLC 2014 amendments

5 February 2018 - As per 1 February 2018 the MLC amendments 2014 have come into force for The Netherlands. The Dutch Flag State has made a declaration, which states that all current MLC certificates remain valid until the first renewal inspection after 1 February 2018. This statement can be found here.

The new DMLC Part I must be on board during the upcoming renewal audit together with the new DMLC Part II including items 15 and 16. We advise you to review the new DMLC Part II together with your regular Flag State inspector for approval prior to the renewal audit. After approval a review letter will be made available, which you can show during the MLC inspection. 

During the MLC inspection, the inspector will use the letter to verify if the DMLC Part II on board is identical with the reviewed version. If all is satisfactory he can focus on the on-board implementation. Upon successful completion of the inspection, the new DMLC Part II will be endorsed by the attending inspector and a new MLC certificate will be issued.

For vessels that do not require a MLC certificate but are under a 3-yearly regime of the Dutch Flag it is highly recommended that they also have the new DMLC Part I on board as well as DMLC Part II including items 15 and 16. The new DMLC Part I can be found on the website of ILenT.
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The Netherlands
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